Summary: H.R.398 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (01/27/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015

(Sec. 2) Requires the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to award one medical or nursing school a grant to develop best practices for health care professionals to recognize and respond appropriately to victims of severe forms of human trafficking.

Requires the grantee to: (1) develop methods or materials to train health care professionals on best practices, (2) make a subgrant to one entity in each of the 10 administrative regions of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a pilot program to test the best practices and training, and (3) analyze the results of the pilot programs and determine which best practices are evidence-based.

Directs HHS to disseminate evidence-based best practices on their website and to health care profession schools.